Sunday, March 6, 2011


I started counting last week shortly after I began reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I've been counting the ways God loves me. And while, like Ann, at times I've felt foolish this counting has began to change me. Oh I am still here, still struggling. But it's true, what Ann says, "Count blessings and discover Who can be counted on."

Here is the beginning...

1. Warm shower water
2. Blowing bubbles and laughter
3. The gospel proclaimed
4. Eli laying on my chest- still my baby
5. Text messages from my hubby
6. Messy hands
7. Orange juice
8. Hand written notes from far away friends
9. Tiny finger pushing my cheek to 'look'
10. Warm sunlight shining through windows
11. Muffin crumbs
12. The Jesus Story Book Bible
13. Foreheads to kiss
14. Sunlight glistening on a roadside lake
15. Jesus interceding (Romans 8:34)
16. Holy Spirit - groanings too deep for words (Romans 8:26)
17. Yellow Pansies
18. Rain- steady rain
19. Hungry little boys
20. Goofy faces in Target mirrors


Jessica Heights said...

This is such a lovely practice...I've been doing it too, but only for me, not on my blog. :)

Anonymous said...

I have the book, but haven't started counting yet...soon!

*I saw your comment on 10MM about leaning towards My Father's World. Just wanted to let you know (in case you didn't already) that MFW has a Message Board that is very helpful.

I've also blogged a little about our Kindergarten years (we're in the middle of MFW's K, second time around) and have really enjoyed it.

I love MFW (so do my kids), Laura's post got me thinking, "Do I really need it?" but the answer is, that YES! I do! Because, like you and Sarah Mae, I like knowing (saves me sooo much time!)

Like the 'look' of your little place here, hope to be back soon!


Anonymous said...


I think just the opposite! MFW is very in depth. By week 26 your Ker is reading just fine. Counting just fine. And the character/science that is built in is wonderful! It may seem in the beginning, that your child may get bored (with letter intro)...but all the activities that are built in, I cannot imagine a 5/6 yr old getting bored with!

The math is very gentle (CM). There is a lot of real life math built in. Calendar math...100 chart (we count 10 craft sticks, bundle and start over to 100), while he keeps track, writing each number. We're on Wk 15, and we're introducing coins (penny, nickel, dime) this week.

*I've waited til each of my boys are 6, moved straight into MFW First Grade, after K, and they're doing great, not bored, learning a lot.

Did you take a peek at the sample at the website?

Let me know if you have any more ?s